How well do you really know your business?

We all like to think that we know our businesses inside out, but if you don’t have a solid client agreement, how well do you really know your business? You may know that you have a service or product-based business, and that you’re seeing clients, or that you’re generating sales. You may have processes that … Read more How well do you really know your business?

8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments

8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments

If you are a smart business person you will have a service contract or client agreement in place with all of the clients you work with. You will also be asked to sign a contract when doing business with another service provider. For example that may be a contract or service agreement from your graphic … Read more 8 Tips For Managing Contract Amendments

Do You Need Legals For Your Business Facebook Page?

Facebook Page Legals for Small Business

Facebook Page Legals? One of the most commonly asked questions I get from business owners is whether or not you still need legals if you’re only using Facebook to run your business. Watch the video below for the answer, and how to navigate this issue as a start-up entrepreneur. Many businesses start out by having … Read more Do You Need Legals For Your Business Facebook Page?

5 Sure-fire Ways To Stand Up For Yourself In Business

5 ways to stand up for yourself in business

Stand up for yourself and carry on.  Business, especially your own, can be a minefield of challenges. All business come across challenges sooner or later during their operation. Difficult clients, unreliable suppliers are just a few of those challenges. Just the changes you have to deal with on a day to day basis when you’re … Read more 5 Sure-fire Ways To Stand Up For Yourself In Business

8 Reasons To Have A Contract When You Freelance

8 reasons to have a contract when freelance

If you work for yourself and you have multiple clients, then you are a freelancer. But do you implement a contract when you freelance? It’s a great feeling being the boss in your own business and when you start freelancing you pretty much wing it. You take what work comes your way, you make quick … Read more 8 Reasons To Have A Contract When You Freelance

Legal Agreements for your Clients and Paying Attention to the Services Section

Legal Agreements For Your Clients And Paying Attention To The Services Section

Client Service Agreements for Service Providers – coaches, consultants, therapists and photographers!!!  Client Service Agreements – Today I am talking about the need to pay attention to the Services section of your Client Agreement or Business Terms and conditions. A poor description with insufficient detail or one that doesn’t gel with what you actually do … Read more Legal Agreements for your Clients and Paying Attention to the Services Section

Cutting Through the Overwhelm of Business Start-up: Legal Fundamentals

Legal Fundamentals for Start-up Business

Recently I participated in a video summit called “Cutting Through the Overwhelm of Business Start-up”. The summit was hosted by Tracy Cox from Different Drummer Coaching. The summit was held to help start-up business owners with the information they need to find their feet and get off to a good start in business. As a small … Read more Cutting Through the Overwhelm of Business Start-up: Legal Fundamentals

Legals For When You Are Working From Home

Legals For When You Are Working From Home

How do you legally protect yourself when working from home?  Today I am talking about working from home and where that sits in the scheme of professionalism, self advocacy and choosing your life! You really must be prepared for feedback when clients aren’t prepared about what to expect when working with you. Whether you are … Read more Legals For When You Are Working From Home

Legal Terms & Conditions for Client On-Boarding in your Business

Legal Terms & Conditions for Client On-Boarding in your Business

What is your client on-boarding process and associated business legals?  Today I am talking about client on-boarding, and what business legals you should consider to ensure expectations are set early in the relationship. Client on-boarding can be a seamless process when you have business legals such as client agreements, terms and conditions, and ecommerce policies in place. … Read more Legal Terms & Conditions for Client On-Boarding in your Business

The Importance of Legally Protecting Yourself In Business

importance of legally protecting your small business - shalini sylvia chierchia

When you start out in business, the last thing you want to spend my money on is legal stuff, even though it’s one of the most critical things you need to do to protect yourself.

Good legal documents are important for many different reasons. They:

  • Build credibility
  • Clearly outline your boundaries
  • Describe how your business operates
  • Articulate how you expect to be treated
  • Minimise your risk
  • Protect yourself and your clients
  • Provide confidence to self-advocate

All of these are exceptionally powerful and amazing things yet so many small business owners either neglect creating business legals or copy legals from elsewhere online that don’t fully encapsulate the truly unique way easy business and business owner operates.

Recently I was interviewed by Sylvia Chierchia to talk about Legally Protecting Yourself In Business.

We covered topics like:

  • How women in business aren’t placing enough time & importance on their legals
  • Client agreements and how many people just seem to copy others in their industry
  • Website legals and why they are so important to protect yourself
  • The difference between using a template off the web vs getting website legals created specifically for you
  • What the most important legal documents to invest in are if you’re just starting out and strapped for cash

Watch the interview below (30 minutes)

 

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